Actress Abigail Breslin often speaks out about the importance of consent and the prevention of sexual assault.
One of her most recent Instagram posts included statistics [from RAINN] about how many rapists are incarcerated for their crime (only 6 out of every 1000).
After receiving a comment that said "reported rapes are the only rapes that count" the Scream Queens star responded with an emotional (and important!) post on why she didn't report her sexual assault.
“To say that rapes reported are the only rapes that count contributes to the ideology that survivors of unreported rape don’t matter. It’s unfair, untrue, and unhelpful. It’s like you got a black eye from getting punched in the face, but because you didn’t call the police, you didn’t really get a black eye,” Breslin said.
I'm proud of Abigail for being courageous enough to share her story.
If you or someone you know is a victim of rape and/or sexual assault, call 800-656-HOPE (4673).